Processing “d-Linked” Phrases

@article{Frazier2002ProcessingP,
  title={Processing “d-Linked” Phrases},
  author={Lyn Frazier and Charles Clifton},
  journal={Journal of Psycholinguistic Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={31},
  pages={633-659}
}
Linguists draw a distinction between two types of interrogatives: discourse linked (d-linked) phrases such as which man, which implies the existence of a set of contextually determined entities (men) from which the speaker is asking for a choice, and non–d-linked interrogatives such as who, which carry no such implication. Two questionnaires and an on-line reading study showed that readers prefer a d-linked phrase more than a non–d-linked phrase as the antecedent for a pronoun, suggesting that… CONTINUE READING

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